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Warwickshire Reablement Occupational Therapy Assistant

Employer
Warwickshire County Council
Location
Warwickshire
Salary
£26,421.00- £28,770.00 per annum
Closing date
17 Jun 2024
Reference
RA0006052

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

 

About Us;

 

Warwickshire County Council is pleased to announce, due to expansion of the service, we are looking for an Occupational Therapy Assistant to join Warwickshire’s Reablement team.  We are a well-established team of Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Reablement Officers, Reablement Co-ordinators, Reablement Assistants and Social Care Practitioners, who have provided years of interventions for Warwickshire Reablement customers and aim to achieve the best outcomes going through their Reablement journey.

 

Reablement focuses on promoting independence by supporting customers to do as much as possible for themselves both physically and psychologically. We do this by supporting customers to continue living in their own home, preventing admissions into hospital or residential settings, and facilitating timely discharges home.

 

We believe that by supporting customers to identify and achieve their personal goals and outcomes, and by embedding personalisation, customers will have choice and control over how their support will be delivered, this will have a positive impact on health and well-being. 

 

The Role;

 

As an Occupational Therapy Assistant, you will be working with customers in their own homes to help them achieve independence with daily living tasks. You will be working closely with Occupational Therapists, Reablement Officers & Reablement Assistants to engage customers with functional assessments promoting independence.

 

You will be working within the service to respond preventatively to referrals for Social Care and support and will use interventions and a strengths-based approach to enable adults and older adults to remain in their own homes with the optimum level of independence, and to enable / support customers to achieve their desired outcomes.

 

You will be the first to visit a customer and together complete initial assessments, risk assessments and identify daily living tasks that are important to our customers outcomes.  You will create support plan’s where Reablement Assistants will work with customers to achieve their outcomes which are reviewed during the service. You will also assess for and prescribe items of equipment to enable independence and reduce the need for ongoing support.

 

You will be responsible for managing your time and workload and will be expected to work closely with your colleagues, as well as independently.

 

 Key Requirements;

 

  • Excellent communication skills and time management skills are needed due to the fast-paced nature of the service.
  • Knowledge and experience of using a range of equipment to support functional ability is desired.
  • Computer skills are important as we use a range of databases, applications, and computer programmes to communicate and document our interventions.
  • The role requires you to liaise with colleagues, customers, health professionals and the public, either face to face or over the telephone, so it is important you have a courteous, professional manner.
  • You must be able to work as part of a team but also have the ability to work on your own initiative.
  • You must be able to drive and support the service both South and North of the County.
  • It is important to respect and maintain confidentiality of information, whilst adhering to Warwickshire County Council Policy and Procedures.
  • You should maintain a commitment to anti-discriminatory practice in employment and service provision.

 

The post requires you to work a shift pattern of 09:00 – 17:00 and 12:00 – 20:00 Mondays to Fridays on a rota basis, including one Saturday in every 7 weeks. There will also be requirement to work bank holidays on a rota basis.

 

To find out further information about Working for Adult Social Care service, please click on the link below;

 

Work in adult social care – Warwickshire County Council

 

Recruitment Information Pack

 

For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specification. 

 

Reablement Occupational Therapy Assistant

 

Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make 

 

Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feels?valued, included, safe, supported,?and?welcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them!? 

 

At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure.  Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.  

 

Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19 percent per month, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit:

 

Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund'   

 

The benefits we offer include agile working, a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas, and access to Vivup benefits and discounts platform.  

 

Click here to view the benefits at Warwickshire County Council. 

 

Additional Information 

 

Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Please be advised successful applicants will be subject to a range of pre-engagement checks, including a relevant Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). In accordance with the DBS code of practice and our own policy, should an individual have a declared criminal offence an individual assessment will be completed. Warwickshire County Council adheres to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 

 

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public.  

 

For further information about this role please contact Warwickshire Reablement Operations Manager; Laura Vernon at lauravernon@warwickshire.gov.uk or on 02476754020.

 

Closing date: 17th June 2024
 

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact

hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements. 

 

Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce. See?more 

 

Company

As a local authority we take on a wide range of roles, whether we are providing specialist care and support to the most vulnerable in our communities, or championing Warwickshire as a choice for business through our work to promote economic growth and innovation.

Warwickshire is famous the world over as Shakespeare’s county— but that’s only half the story.  We’re also vibrant and modern. One of the fastest growing commercial regions in the UK, we’re home to many leading companies and developing exciting opportunities for everyone who lives and works here. 

WCC

We pride ourselves on being an innovative employer that like to encourage new ways of working. Likewise, our ability to make decisions quickly is as important to us as it is to our customers.

We work actively with partner organisations to deliver our core services:

  • Schools and Learning
  • Social Care and Health
  • Community Safety
  • Environment and Planning
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Roads and Travel

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